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Extensive damage of the environment plus tipping off garden wast

Reported in the Trees and woodland category anonymously at 12:54, Wednesday 1 April 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 1 minute later. Council ref: 2077885.

The area is known as old arboretum and habitat for wildlife and badgers. There has been extensive earthworks to create substantial obstructions to the pathway through the woods to provide a series of obstacles some 3 ft high and the same width for mountain bikes. Large amounts of earth have been dug out leaving to pit that is now being filled with waste rubble and trees/garden waste. Earth has been shifted to provide banking for bikes along the route.. In other two other areas local residents are tipping garden waste. Trees seem to be being damaged and the whole area is being despoiled. As a valuable wildlife corridor and considerable asset to the area the continued vandalism to this area needs to be halted and rectified. I do hope that you are able to save this area from further damage.

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  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue. We will update this report once we decide what action to take. There may be a delay in staff responding to your report during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic and staff are not available to undertake non-emergency sites visits at this time. Our children’s play areas are closed as are parks where it is practical to restrict access. Cafes and kiosks are closed. Non-essential parks operations are restricted to a target, grass mowing round and non-essential tree maintenance and inspection are currently suspended. You must follow government advice and guidance to stay home. If you are using open spaces for allowable daily exercise you must follow the social distancing rules at all times.

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 15:43, Wednesday 1 April 2020

  • There is likely to be fly-tipping of garden waste at the moment because collection of it has been suspended.

    Posted anonymously at 21:06, Thursday 2 April 2020

  • The area being overrun by man made mounds made for riding bikes over and fly tipping.

    Posted anonymously at 11:56, Tuesday 21 April 2020

  • A group of local teenagers have regularly been using this as a bike park at high speeds which is dangerous to pedestrians, young children and animals. They have built substantial bike ramps including damage to the earth and wooden constructions along the main path causing obstructions and ruining the place. The land is co-owned by people on the street but given public access and overseen by the council. After the lockdown we would much appreciate removal of these obstacles and oversight.

    Posted anonymously at 09:27, Saturday 25 April 2020

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